Roger Crofts is the Principal Author for Chapter 18: Managing Geoheritage
Roger Crofts has spent his career within the public sector as a research worker, as a Government adviser and administrator, and as the leader of a major public body. He is now an environmental strategy and policy adviser working in Scotland, Iceland and Europe. Roger trained as a geographer and undertook geomorphological research at in Scotland, Ireland and Svalbard focused on coastal and mountain systems, and the management of natural resources, especially in rural areas and around the coast.
He worked in central government in Scotland for 17 years actively involved in advising on the policy and administration of development in rural Scotland, particularly the Highlands and Islands, North Sea oil and gas, and tourism, the financing of local government and sea fisheries law enforcement. Roger was the first Chief Executive of Scottish Natural Heritage a government agency, implementing a Natural Heritage Futures programme.
Roger was WCPA Regional Vice-Chair for Europe 2000-2008, chaired the Durban Working Group for the Vth World Parks Congress, instigated the WCPA Geo Group, and is now a WCPA Emeritus.
He has written and lectured on earth heritage, and is co-author of a booklet and a major book on Scotland’s geology and landforms. More information at: www.rogercrofts.net